Updates from Granite Falls UCC in response to Covid-19

Greetings.
As you are aware, we are in a new time with the Covid-19 out there. On the advice of the State of Minnesota and the UCC Minnesota Conference we are cancelling all church events until April 1. We will be reevaluating at that time. Randy’s bible study for Wednesday Lenten services will be e-mailed out. Should you know of someone who would like it mailed just let the office know and we will take care of that. Randy is working on a way to get the Sunday sermon to you and will send out a notice when we get that worked out.

Please keep yourselves safe during this time.

Schedule and Announcements for March 8

Schedule
Sunday, March 8 @ 9 a.m. – Choir, Sunday School; 10 a.m. – Worship
Wednesday, March 11 @ 6 p.m. – Soup Supper, Lenten Bible Study; 7 p.m. – Council Meeting
Sunday, March 15 @ 9 a.m. – Choir, Sunday School; 10 a.m. – Worship, Noisy Offering

Joys and Concerns

– Concerns: Sue Rollins, Dan Maiden, Paul Ledford, Mae Peterson, Gerri Frederick, Peggy’s mom, Rich Rollins, and Joan Lundell; People dealing with cancer; People dealing with depression & anxiety; Spread of the new virus

– Joys: Miracle’s birthday; nice weather

Duties: March 15
Liturgist: Helen Stukel
Fellowship: Sharon/Dick Anderson, Cindy/Cheri Fjermestad
Cleaning: Diane Bakker
Ushers: Bea Read, John Butterbrodt

Meatball Dinner Prep

We have only 5 days until the Meatball Dinner! We need all hands on deck to get these meatballs ready and to finish everything else that needs to be done. As such, we will be having our Prep Day this Saturday (February 22) at 9:01 a.m. We are counting on all of you to be here if you can.

Remember: If you are working with food you must wear a hat. Any hat will do, but please pick one without any political statements.

Schedule and Announcements for February 16

Schedule

  • Sunday February 16 @ 9 a.m. @ choir; 10 a.m. – worship; 11 a.m. – Sunday School
  • Saturday February 22 @ 9:01 a.m. – Food Prep Class
  • Sunday February 23 @ 9 a.m. @ choir; 10 a.m. – worship; 11 a.m. – Sunday School

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Sue Rollins, Dan Maiden, Paul Ledford, Mae Peterson, Gerri Frederick, Peggy’s mom, Pearl’s family – Jenny & Cindy, Rich Rollins, Landon Berends (great nephew of Keith & Deb Koerlin) dealing with heart transplant issues, The families of Ken Carter & Ardis Mahon.
  • Joys: Sharon & Peggy visited with Sue Rollins and Barb Gustafson and they both send their greetings, The Sun is out, Margaret and Madalyn are here

Duties: February 23

  • Liturgist: Sue Selden
  • Fellowship: Chad VanOverbeke/Jeff/Sheila VanOverbeke
  • Cleaning: Gail Rohlik
  • Ushers: Volunteer

Church Happenings – December 2019

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Coffee after service

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Coffee after service

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The sanctuary all decorated for the season.

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The sanctuary all decorated for the season.

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The sanctuary all decorated for the season.

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Food shelf donations

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Santa’s elves helping with the food shelf donations!

2020 Annual Meeting Announcement

Our church will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, January 22. A potluck dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Please mark the date on your new 2020 calendars. Plan to come for the meal and stay for the meeting.

Pledges

Hello everyone!

Just a gentle reminder that pledges for giving in the new year are due. Please turn them in as soon as possible so we can correctly plan for the new year.

Thank you!

Schedule and Announcements for November 17

Schedule

  • Sunday, November 17 @ 9 a.m. – Worship, Noisy Offering; 10 a.m. – Sunday School
  • Monday, November 18 @ 7 p.m. – Circle of Stones at Pearl Lenzen’s Home
  • Wednesday, November 20 @ 6 p.m. – Confirmation; 7 a.m. – Choir
  • Sunday, November 24 @ 9 a.m. – Worship; 10 a.m. – Sunday School

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Sue Rollins, Dan Maiden, Paul Ledford, Mae Peterson, Bob Slettedahl, Gerri Frederick, Ray Olson, Diane Beninga, Peggy’s mom, Our government, Sharon’s cousin Kenny Peterson in his last days,
  • Joys: Youth participated in the ecumenical food drive and had a great time, Kaylia was the lead in “Annie” and we had a flutist in the orchestra, farmer’s finishing harvest, PAC concert was good, Peggy had fun telling Spencer about Myracle’s deer since he had not gotten one yet

Duties: November 24

  • Liturgist: Steve Zumhofe
  • Fellowship: Sue Selden, Jeff/Sheila VanOverbeke
  • Cleaning: Gail Rohlik
  • Ushers: Dennis/Konnie Holtz

Next week’s readings: November 24, 2019

  • Jeremiah 23:1-6
  • Psalm 46
  • Colossians 1:11-20
  • Luke 23:33-43